West Bengal: Left Front to celebrate 33 years in power

Despite its declining political fortunes since the 2008 panchayat polls and last year`s Lok Sabha elections, the Left Front in West Bengal would celebrate its 33 years in power on June 21.

Last Updated: Jun 10, 2010, 18:29 PM IST

Kolkata: Despite its declining political
fortunes since the 2008 panchayat polls and last year`s Lok
Sabha elections, the Left Front in West Bengal would celebrate
its 33 years in power on June 21.

The programme to be held at the Netaji Indoor Stadium
would highlight the achievements of the Left Front government,
LF chairman Biman Bose told reporters here today.
Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and leaders of
coalition partners will attend the meet, where Left leaders
would give their views on the current political situation, he
said.

The event would be observed in districts later, he said.

The first CPI(M)-led Left Front government headed by Jyoti
Basu had assumed office on June 21, 1977, and the seventh LF
ministry led by Bhattacharjee had won a massive mandate in
2006 securing 235 of the 294 seats in the state Assembly.
The Front had, however, faced its worst poll debacle in
the last year`s Lok Sabha elections securing only 15 of the
42 seats in the state. In 2008, the Left Front faced a
drubbing in the panchayat elections.

The Front faced a rout in last month`s civic polls in the
state which included the prestigious Kolkata Municipal
Corporation.

PTI